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Video shows long lines on last day of early voting in Georgia

Voters in Georgia stood in long lines on New Year's Eve, the last day to vote early in the Peach State's Senate runoffs.

Footage of polling stations posted to social media showed lengthy lines of Georgians snaking around buildings seeking to beat election day traffic amid the coronavirus pandemic ahead of the Jan. 5 runoff. 

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One woman from Cobb County told NBC reporter Priscilla Thompson she arrived in line to vote at 6:30 a.m. and waited an hour and a half before making it to the ballot box.



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More than 2.8 million Georgia residents have already voted either by mail or via early voting as of Thursday.

According to the Georgia Elections Division, that number accounts for more than a third of all registered voters in the state.

The runoff elections will determine which party controls the upper chamber in the next Congress. Should Democrats take the Senate, they will have control over the House, Senate and White House as President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenFormer Rep. Rohrabacher says he took part in Jan. 6 march to Capitol but did not storm building Saudis picked up drugs in Cairo used to kill Khashoggi: report Biden looking to build momentum for Putin meeting MORE takes office. 

Biden in November upset President TrumpDonald TrumpDOJ asks Supreme Court to revive Boston Marathon bomber death sentence, in break with Biden vow Biden looking to build momentum for Putin meeting DOJ tells media execs that reporters were not targets of investigations MORE in the Peach State, taking Georgia by a narrow margin. He is the first Democratic presidential candidate to win the state in more than 20 years.